Faculty Awarded New Appointments
The Wesleyan University Board of Trustees
awarded tenure to five members of the faculty in March. These appointments
do not conclude tenure announcements for the 2007-2008 academic year, and
more will be forthcoming.|
The faculty members who were awarded tenure in March by the Board are:
Christiaan Hogendorn, associate professor of economics. Hogendorn's
scholarship concentrates on applied microeconomic theory in the field of
industrial organization. His course offerings include Microeconomics,
Introduction to Economic Theory, Economics of Technology, Regulation and
Anti-trust and Industrial Technology.
Allan Isaac, associate professor of English. Isaac's area of specialization
is Asian American literature and culture. At Wesleyan, among the courses he
has taught are: Asian Diaspora in the Americas, Asian American Literature
and Its Discontent, Reading Race and Representation, and American Tropics:
Imperial Desires and Postcolonial Realities.
Andrea Patalano, associate professor of psychology. Patalano's teaching and
research interests lie in the psychology of reasoning and decision making.
Courses she has presented include an Introduction to Cognitive Psychology,
Psychology of Decision Making, Quantitative Methods in Psychology, and
Seminars in Thinking and in Reasoning.
Aradhana (Anu) Sharma, associate professor of anthropology and feminist,
gender and sexuality studies. Sharma's work has focused on ethnographic
studies in rural India. Sharma has led courses on Gender and Political
Economy in the Developing World, Gender in a Transnational Perspective,
Anthropology of Globalization, and Critical Perspectives on the State.
Gina Ulysse, associate professor of anthropology and African American
studies. Ulysse's research and teaching focus on gender, transnational
feminism, political economy, representation, race and class performance,
migration, spirituality, and spoken word in the Caribbean, the United States
and South Africa. Her course offerings have included: Black Feminist
Thoughts and Practices, Contemporary Anthropological Theory, Blurred Genres:
Feminist Ethnographic Writing, Color in the Caribbean, and Rereading
Gendered Agency: Black Women’s Experience of Slavery.
These promotions conferring tenure are effective as of July 1. In addition:
Doug Foyle will serve as the Douglas J. and Midge Bowen Bennet Associate
Professor of Government from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2013.
Don Moon became the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Chair in the College of Social
Studies from January 1 through June 30, 2013.
Peter Rutland will become the Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global
Issues and Democratic Thought on July 1 and will serve through June
"Please join us in congratulating these wonderfully productive scholars and
teachers whom we are fortunate to have in the Wesleyan community," says
Wesleyan President Michael Roth. "Their commitment to assuring the finest
liberal arts education to all Wesleyan students is to be applauded."
Additional information on the faculty members above whose tenure was affirmed by
the Board of Trustees above can be found at: